Art House Theater Day - Phantasm: Remastered
Real Art Ways celebrates Arthouse Theater Day with a special late show of the newly remastered 1979 horror classic, Phantasm.
PHANTASM: REMASTERED has been given a loving 4K restoration from the original camera negative and a brand new 5.1 audio soundtrack, overseen by longtime fan J.J. Abrams and his production company Bad Robot.
The residents of a small Oregon town have begun dying under mysterious circumstances. Following the death of a friend, thirteen-yearold Mike finds himself compelled to investigate.
After discovering that the town’s mortician (a sinister and malevolent character Mike nicknames “the Tall Man”) is responsible for murdering and reanimating the dead, Mike seeks help from his older brother, Jody, and best friend and ice cream man Reggie.
Working together, these three friends must lure out and confront the Tall Man, all the while avoiding his rabid minions and his flying chrome killing device, the deadly silver sphere.
Filmmaker Don Coscarelli comments, “When I made Phantasm three decades ago, the term “indie” didn’t have the same positive connotations that it does today. But that’s what Phantasm was. And in the decades since, the art house movement has cultivated an appreciation for independent films that break molds and push boundaries. That’s why it doesn’t surprise me that in 2016, art houses have embraced Phantasm and are giving it new life on Art House Theater Day. It’s really a dream come true to see it playing in so many exceptional theaters on the big screen, the way I originally intended.”